Why not make things more difficult on myself and completely change my mind for my remediation project? So, I have decided to do a rendition of “Humans of New York” however a London addition. My plan is to identify and write about the certain kinds of people I experienced in London. So, I will be taking on the voice of what could be a certain stereotype through fiction writing. To be honest the idea of writing fiction terrifies me. One would think it is simple, but what I have realized is that there is a lot that goes into writing fiction. Yes, it is fiction, but a lot of research must be done to understand the characters I wish to portray.
I think that a good medium for this topic would be a digital book. What I need to learn is how to aesthetically incorporate image and text without it looking plain Jane. I have no experience with graphic design once so ever, so this project is going to be a challenge.
The new technology I have decided to explore is Adobe InDesign. It is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, and books. For the past few days I have been watching tutorials on how to operate Adobe InDesign, and it is a very complex program for an unexperienced and “wanna be” graphic designer. It could take a long time to completely master the program, but I am slowly getting the hang of it.
With my 30-day free trial, I hope to continue to expand my knowledge of the program. I have recently been playing around with how to incorporate and edit images along with text. Although I am at early stages of my remediation project and have no finalized what will be going into the final product of the work in InDesign, I am having “fun” practicing and getting adjusted to the program. SO, if anyone has any other suggestions of great graphic design programs for me to try out let me know!